Children

Children in Worship

At baptism, we welcome each child into the Lord’s family as fellow members of the body of Christ and workers with us.

Children’s Weekly Bulletins are provided every week for our children and their family at the same place adults pick up the adult bulletin and with the weekly bulletins on the webpage.  These bulletins are designed to help children understand the Bible readings that are heard during church each week.  They are useful as talking points during the week and as part of your family prayer time at bed time or meal time.  Parents are a child’s chief Christian Education leader and should enjoy the walk together in faith with their children.

Spark family magazine provides ways for you to talk about God and Jesus with your children. St. Pauls subscribes to this magazine for our families with young children sending it directly to your home. The third quarter issue arrived in August. Take time to read the stories with your children and try out some of the activities.  Enjoy growing in faith together. (If you are not receiving this magazine, simply call the church office and asked to be added to the subscription list.)

Presentation of Age Appropriate Bibles

Presentation of BiblesSunday September 17 – The Christian Education Committee present children and youth with Bibles on an annual basis.  During the rite of Holy Baptism we promise that as the children grow we will place in their hands the Holy Scriptures and provide for their instruction in the Christian faith. This year we will be presenting Bibles to children age kindergarten and grade 1, grade 4, and grade 7. The Kindergarten and First grade students will receive a newly published story Bible designed for their age featuring beautiful illustrations with an expanded content. Those entering grade 4 will receive the Adventure Bible designed for young readers providing helps, illustrations and interesting facts. Students in grade 7 are beginning their catechetical program and receive a high quality study Bible. This edition has become popular among the participants of the Wednesday morning Bible study. It is an edition that will aid our young people in their study during the next two years of confirmation class as well as an ongoing resource for their adult participation in Christian life and living. On this day we will also have the official opening of the Sunday school year and the recognition of our dedicated teachers.


Sunday Morning Children’s Classes for Infant through Grade 6:

Classes for children are held upstairs in their age grouped classrooms where they will be learning about Jesus’ early life including the coming of the Wisemen, Jesus’ baptism, the calling of the disciples, and some of Jesus’ miracles.  Often children get to act out the stories, wonder about the characters and how they might have felt, and discuss ways that they can grow their own walk as Christians.  This is a great time to start your child in a class.  Some of the best stories are explored during this winter and spring season.  Come!.

Infant-Preschool (Room 213)- These young learners are introduced to some of the Bible stories.  They also spend time building relationships through exploration and play.  Parents are welcome to stay with their child during this class if they wish.

Kindergarten – Grade 2 (Room 214)- These early readers are beginning to read the Bible stories as they explore God’s love for his people.  Activities and crafts help to support this learning.

Grades 3-6 Room 202)- This group is ready to dig deeper into the stories they heard when they were younger.  The curriculum helps them grow in their Christian Faith.

Confirmation Class Grades 7-9 (Youth Room) – Classes resume January 7.  Jan. 7 – Feb. 11 – Session III, Holy Communion and Feb. 18 – Mar. 17 – Session IV, Church History

Sr High Sunday School – Grade 9 through 12  – Youth Room

Sunday, January 7 at 5:30 p.m. – We will be having dinner and conversation at Primanti Brothers on S. Queen Street.  See Miss Kelly for details.

MUSIC and CREATE will be held on Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:15 p.m., Ages 3 through Grade 6

January Music and Create, the children and youth will participate in singing, playing instruments and learning about the Wisemen through stories and crafts.  We look forward to seeing everyone in January.  Mrs. Jones and Miss Kelly

Music and Create has resumed – Music – Children age 3 through grade 1 will have Cherub Choir with Mrs. Jones from 6:00-6:30 p.m.in the Music Room and Create – Children Grade 2 through Grade 6 with Miss Kelly 06:00-6:30 in the Youth Room.  Music – Grade 2 through Grade 6, Cantabile Choir, will be with Mrs. Jones from 6:30-7:15 in the Music Room and Children Age 3 through Grade 1 will be with Miss Kelly in the Youth from from 6:30-7:15.

Musical Opportunities for Children are:

Cantabile Bell Choir –  (See more)

Cherub Choir(See more)

For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.  Psalm 100:5
The Lutheran Camps offer a wide variety of things to strengthen faith and enrich our Christian Community:  Worship, Daily Prayer, Making New Friends, Seeing Old Friends, Fun Activities, Adventure and Acts of Service.  There are many different camps offered throughout the summer.  From Grade K through grade 11.  You can choose your favorite camp week from Ultimate Sports, Jr. Classic, Kayak, Back Country Outpost, Arts and Crafts, Water Adventure, Trails and Treats and many, many more fun weeks.  Talk to Miss Kelly if you are interested in Camp Nawakwa or Camp Kirchenwald.  Camp brochures are available for you to look at.
The congregation supports the Lutheran Camping Corporation and the camps that it offers for children and families and offers Camperships for anyone interested in attending.  If you know you want to attend one of the specialty camps that fill up right away, let Miss Kelly know and she will be glad to help you register.  You can visit  the corporation’s website at:  http://www.lutherancamping.org/summer

The Lutheran Camping Corporation carries out its mission as a gracious expression of God’s.  The heart of that mission is to:  The Church, in a place and time apart…Where God’s presence is experienced, Faith is renewed, Christ’s love is felt, and the Church is strengthened for the service and proclamation of the Gospel!  Our goal is for each child to experience the love of Christ!

We are encouraging all of our children and youth to attend a week of church camp.

Testimonial from one of our families that did the Family Camp at Kirchenwald:  “In August 2019, our family had the opportunity to attend Family Camp for a half week at Camp Kirchenwald.  It is our second year attending this annual camp.  We find this camp to be a great place to spend time together as a family, to engage with other families in faith, and to unplug from electronic devices and connect with nature.  Our 5-year-old son loves camp too.  He enjoyed the many outdoor activities, especially the big capture the flag game.”

 

       ” …we will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that He has done.”  Psalm 78:4